The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, housed in a cutting-edge 62,000 square foot “hub of science”, is at the very heart of NYU’s Washington Square campus. Beyond its historic Greenwich Village facade are open and interconnected state-of-the-art “loft laboratories” where scientists including professors, researchers, and students interact to leverage the extraordinary potential of genomics and systems biology in research and education
The Center’s research programs embrace the study of genomics and systems biology as the next frontier in a pioneering era of biological sciences. This involves the combined skills of genomic, computational, and evolutionary biologists who work and study in the Center. Faculty also collaborate with researchers in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences departments of Physics and Chemistry, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU College of Global Public Health, NYU Center for Data Science, and NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress as well as with researchers from other major New York institutions and around the world. The intellectual synergisms brought about by these internal and external collaborations, enable us to develop unique approaches to genomics and systems biology.
Working with organisms from all the major branches of the tree of life, researchers at the Center address how genomes encode regulatory genetic networks, respond to changes in the environment or during development, how genes evolve, and how this generates diversity within and across species. These principles are being applied to global questions in human health, food sustainability, bio-energy, and the environment.